Now that Brie Bella gave birth to her baby girl, she's opening up about her first time in labor!
The Total Divas star posted a video update from her hospital bed and she thanked fans for their well-wishes and their support after she welcomed her first child with her husband Daniel Bryan — and she revealed that her first time giving birth was a difficult one.
“So, it was a very crazy process and a very long labor,” the 33-year-old said, placing her hand on her hubby’s hand. “I’m so lucky I had Bryan by my side the whole time, and then my sister by my side the whole time, which was amazing. But at the end of something so hard and long, the most precious gift came to us so we couldn’t be happier.”
Brie also shared very intimate photos from the hospital featuring her husband, twin sister Nikki Bella, and her doulas.
"My husband never left my side, which is amazing," she says in the video update. "All the 21 hours, he literally spent right next to me, helped me breathe through contractions, encouraging me."
Baby Birdie was sleeping on a pillow on her mama’s lap while she filmed the video message and Brie’s hubby gushed over how strong his wife is after giving birth to their daughter.
“This woman is a warrior,” the former WWE World Heavyweight champ (real name Bryan Danielson) said. “What she went through… never in my life could I do that.”
The former WWE pro wrestler gave birth their daughter Birdie Joe Danielson on Tuesday, May 9 — more than one week past her original due date. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured at 21 inches long.
Nikki was the one who predicted the day that Brie would give birth, and they even joked that the reason why Birdie was so late was because she was waiting for her aunt to come back from traveling so that she could be present at her birth.
"Her water's breaking today or tomorrow," Nikki told E! News before the birth. "I just feel it, because I think she's waiting for me, both of them."
Scroll through the gallery below to take a look back at Brie's boho-chic baby shower!